Historic Preservation Consultants inventories and evaluates cultural resources for projects that require consultation with the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) and Native American tribes under the provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act.  The inventories include field surveys for archaeological remains and documentation of buildings and other structures and features (e.g., bridges, canals) that could be affected by the proposed project.  When necessary for evaluation, HPC conducts field testing at archaeological sites and/or archival research for historic sites and structures.  
The results of cultural resources inventories and evaluations undertaken by HPC are documented in reports prepared in accordance with the requirements and guidelines issued by the SHPO and Native American tribes.  We also help prepare Section 106 consultation letters, Memoranda of Agreement (MOA), preservation plans, and other legal documents for compliance.  HPC has performed mitigation of affected historic properties in accordance with SHPO standards, including the formal recordation of historic buildings, railroads, bridges, and other structures and features.
The field surveys, archival research, reports, and other compliance tasks are performed by persons who (a) meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for archaeology and history, and (b) hold a valid permit for statewide survey, issued by the Colorado SHPOHistoric Preservation Consultants has more than 30 years’ experience in cultural resources surveys and management in Colorado and other western states.